A lot of businesses have made the commitment to “go paperless” but for many organizations eschewing printing altogether really isn’t a viable option. Choosing the right printing tools and embracing some green printing best practices can go a long way towards helping reduce your company’s energy consumption and lowering your carbon footprint while sending a powerful reminder to your staff and your clients that you care about protecting the environment.
At The Launch Pad, we made the decision to move away from professionally printed marketing collateral and invested in a good quality printer so that we could produce our materials “on-demand”. Many traditional commercial printers use virgin-fiber paper, petroleum-based inks, toxic solvents and chorine-bleached papers; all hazardous to the environment. Printing “on-demand” allows your content to stay current and customizable.
If you are interested in printing your own collateral in-house, we recommend the HP Officejet 7500A – Wide Format e-All-in-One. This all-in-one device effortlessly allows users to print, copy, scan and fax. The machine can print up to 33 pages per minute and is durable with a duty cycle of 7,000 pages per month. With a printer like this, it is no longer necessary to professionally print collateral. All documents can be printed on demand allowing content to stay current and customizable. Also, with its wide format printing capabilities, the printer can quickly print super-tabloid size documents measuring 13”x19”. The device also has ePrint functions allowing users to print selected content directly from the Web as a standalone devise, using HP’s Web apps. The HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One costs $299.
A great green choice for an every day, personal desktop printer is the HPLaserJet Pro P1102W. Its compact sizes takes up a small amount of real estate, while it is fast and delivers quality output. The device prints up to 19 pages per minute and is durable with a duty cycle of 5,000 pages per month. Costing only $99, the wireless printer requires virtually no set up time or does not require any other cables – just plug and print. Coined as, “the most energy-efficient wireless laser printer on the planet” the HP LaserJet Pro P1102W uses up to 65% less energy than competing printers.
Megan Meisner, Easy-to-Green Program Services Director: email@example.com or 813-920-0788 x210.